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Ross Stark
Ducking compression in Sony Vegas Pro
on Feb 10, 2015 at 6:25:56 pm

Working with Sony Vegas Pro 11:

I've got a background music track with voice-over on top. I'd like to "duck" the music out of the way to give it a more professional feel than just simply lowering the volume of the music. Can this be done in SVP?


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Aleksey Tarasov
Re: Ducking compression in Sony Vegas Pro
on Feb 10, 2015 at 7:28:53 pm

It's easy with Voice Over tool in Vegasaur toolkit


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Steve Rhoden
Re: Ducking compression in Sony Vegas Pro
on Feb 10, 2015 at 7:29:28 pm

Easily. Use the Volume Envelope to lower the music only where the
voice overs are, by creating points to lower where needs to be lowered.

You can google the direction i just pointed you in for further
understanding, and in no time you'll master it.

Steve Rhoden (Cow Leader)
Film Maker & VFX Artist.
Owner of Filmex Creative Media.
Samples of my Work and Company can be seen here:
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Ross Stark
Re: Ducking compression in Sony Vegas Pro
on Feb 10, 2015 at 8:47:01 pm

I'll have to look into the Vegasaur toolkit a little more.

My current setup is to use volume envelopes, but using ducking or sidechain with a compressor would give much more professional results. I guess to be more specific, I was aiming at doing some EQ specific compressions through the sidechaining so the voice-over would "fit" in the mix a little better. It seems as though SVP is not really setup to handle it, though. I figured I'd give it a chance here.


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Russ Froze
Re: Ducking compression in Sony Vegas Pro
on Feb 10, 2015 at 10:31:10 pm

Hi, strange one would think Vegas incompetent as an audio mixer since it's origins were derived from Sonic Foundry Acid. Perhaps the audio mixing console has been overlooked. It can be setup as a virtual mixer that emulates the real thing. An external hardware FX chain can introduced into the mix and the art of mixing can be employed exactly as a professional sound artist would do on a console. Depending on the sound card, a configuration can be constructed to rival any setup and number of tracks are limited to the host machine. Needing to use plugins to create a sounds cape is lazy editing and certainly not very artistic.
Russ Froze


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Steve Rhoden
Re: Ducking compression in Sony Vegas Pro
on Feb 12, 2015 at 8:29:32 pm

Vegas isn't incompetent as an audio mixer, it does things a lot different
than the norm. And although started as an audio editor, it has become a
full blown professional NLE and as such all concentration and creativity
is more centered on Video and Compositing, and leaves the option of dedicated
audio mixing console to dedicated audio tools out there, i can't bash them
for that....There will never be a perfect software!

Steve Rhoden (Cow Leader)
Film Maker & VFX Artist.
Owner of Filmex Creative Media.
Samples of my Work and Company can be seen here:
http://www.facebook.com/FilmexCreativeMedia


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Ross Stark
Re: Ducking compression in Sony Vegas Pro
on Feb 12, 2015 at 8:38:07 pm

I'd have to agree with Steve. I don't find SVP incompetent. This is the only thing I've found to be an issue with the audio side. Everything else I've needed it to accomplish, it has done so.

I'm primarily an audio guy, and I only occasionally open an audio track in another editor from SVP.


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